Having a clear, sharp, stimulating product photography will differentiate you from your competitors. Properly displaying your product makes it possible to sell itself. However, photography can be a daunting task, especially when you are anything but a photographer. As with other skills, product photography requires patience, time, trial and error. So, let me share with you foolproof ways to improve product photography.
Read the manual
Reading the manual is the most basic, simple, clear thing that 99.9% of camera owners do not do. Yeah, yeah, you are that.01% of owners that have read yours. I shook my head in agreement but did not believe you at all. This is probably the best initial investment you can make as a photographer.
Knowing which button is responsible for what function is priceless. Make the time. The manual is there to help and reading it will make you feel like less of an idiot in the long run. Don't have your manual? The manufacturer probably has the PDF on its website. Drop it into your Kindle. You can also find more help for your amazon product photography through https://productphotography.castango.com/
Press the button halfway to focus, then all the way to take the shot.
You might think this is a no-brainer, but I assure you it's not. So many people complain about the focus shots after buying a fancy new camera and this is almost always a reason why. Regardless of the type of image you capture, the correct focus is the key. Pressing the button halfway to focus, then taking a picture with a steady hand, increases the likelihood of focused, clear results every time. By the way, you'll know this if you've read the manual, ha!
Get Under the Hood
Putting a hood around the end of your lens reduces glares and increases the color saturation of photos. If you invested in just one extra accessory for your camera, even with its stock lens, this would be it. The difference between images taken with and without a lens hood is obvious.